2Your quick introduction Welcome. This presentation will introduce you to LineupNX 2It is designed to show you many of the program’s features and give you insight into how they may work for your organization, whether it be a production company, television or radio newsroom, university or college media/journalism program or a community cable television operation.Of course this presentation cannot show you everything. If you have questions about LineupNX, features and pricing, please contact us by
3What is LineupNX?A way to build a lineup / rundown for a television program that keeps all required information well-organizedA tool to edit and sort the lineup and add and subtract program content and items at willA computer program that keeps track of item times, forward-times, back-times and hit- times as the rundown is built, ensuring the production team has the tools to make the broadcast run to time
4What is LineupNX?A convenient clearing house for writing and editing host/presenter copyA program that prints the copy with page numbers in the correct, collated running orderA program that sends that same copy to a built-in teleprompter
5What is LineupNX?A file and content management tool to organize all material related to a production including package scripts, research notes, contacts, shot lists and other databases that may be associated with the showA personal organization system for TV journalists to keep track of ideas, research material and scripts for their stories
6What is LineupNX?A sophisticated stop-clock in the control room that gives the director accurate timing information as the show goes to air or is recordedA production tool for program packagingA program planning tool from Future File to Archive
7Where is LineupNX? In TV newsrooms and production units In classrooms and journalism labsIn production housesIn community and small market televisionIn Internet television/video production
8Use LineupNX For live productions Live-to-tape productions News, magazine shows, telethonsLive-to-tape productionsPre-packaging showsTelevision or radio documentary planning
9Use LineupNX On a computer network, large or small Shared newsroom resourcesDesks or views appropriate to job functionWith Internet access and built-in RSSAs a stand-alone programAs a show planner or item planning tool
10Operationally speaking LineupNX will run effectively on very modest computer systems and networksIts memory footprint is small and it doesn’t duplicate functions such as calendars, alarms and contact databases that are already available as powerful standalone applications from other vendors
13First you loginUser is the computer name and is completed automaticallyFunction / Job IDAdmin: the Executive Producer or Administrator (can be changed)Editor: the desk (only 1 per show)Reporter: writers or journalistsProduction: newsroom paTechnical: prompter opsAltedit: editor for a different showShowPA: control room paDirector: control room directorAnchor: login for talent to use offline teleprompterIf the “Network” (two monitors on the icon) button is active you may login to the network and files are shared.A single monitor icon (as shown) means all files will be stored locally on your computer and will not be available to others on the network. Only the Administrator / Executive Producer can configure the computer to enable network mode.LineupNX keeps track of how many people are logged in.
15The initial screen Show status Menus Toolbar Rundown work area RSS availableRead news / sports feeds from the InternetMenusDifferent entriesdepending onrole in productionToolbarIncludes five item status indicators when a rundown is loadedShow statusUpdates as you build the rundownShows total time of items, run time of individual show blocks, time to air and more.The toolbar buttons and available menus depend on the specific job function or desk view (reporter / writer, editor, production, technical etc.)Rundown work area
17A rundownBlock boundaries in color... orange for show start, black or blue for commercial breaks (blue indicates pages are locked)Individual items in the block with front and back times. Color status indications in green, red and bluePress Ctrl R to reveal a script preview screen
20An item record Block id, location in block, and designator for reader These headings are also customizableInclude up to eight events with their times from the start of the itemFive custom headings for status light displayDisplay thumbnail of linked graphic. Launch graphic editor with play button. Link the graphic, video or audio by dragging onto the form
22An introOur built-in, two-column, intro editor creates announcer copy for printing or sending to the LineupNX teleprompter.Read time is calculated as you write. Just move the cursor to the bottom of the text to see the time.ERT can be directly entered into the rundown from the Tools menu.Special codes can indicate voice over, instructions, a second reader.
27TeleprompterPrompter status display shows current run list loaded, coarse and fine speed settings and whether the item is cued, running or stopped.Prompter can run in mirror mode (shown) if necessary
31EP / Administrator Has all privileges to customize LineupNX Can set options and parameters for the newsroomCan correct or reset in case of mistakes or errorsCan edit rundowns and write and edit scripts and prompter copy
32Accessing admin options The administration function gives you flexibility and control
33Preferences and options The Executive Producer / Administrator can set options that best suit the needs of the newsroom.Here are some examples of what you can customize in LineupNX 2.0
34On the NetworkUsually the team will use the network to build a rundown.In network mode all information about a show is stored in a central location, accessible to each computer user running LineupNX on the networkIt could be a folder on a special server or just a folder on a designated computer in the newsroomIf the network location is also a Dropbox folder, the rundown information is also accessible from remote locations
35Other admin functionsUnlock a rundown that has been locked (split in traditional TV newsroom parlance) in error by the DeskRelease the program lock that prevents more than a single desk editor from being logged inRelease scripts for editing in case they have been left locked by a reporter or editorMonitor how many users are logged in
37Editors - the DeskHave full control over the content of a rundown (add, drop, edit, running order)Can write and edit scripts, prompter copyCan pass control of rundown to the control roomCan lock page numbers for show splitOnly one person can be logged in as the Editor for the current show but other rundowns can be edited by other users on the network using the Altedit job function
38Editor options Open an existing rundown to work on Open an existing template to start a new rundownDesign a new template for a new show
39Option 1: Existing rundown Select the Open icon from Tool Bar or click File > Open Lineup…Drag a rundown icon onto a blank LineupNX screenDouble click a rundown icon to open LineupNX with it loaded
40Option 1: Existing rundown LineupNX 2.0 comes with several sample rundowns similar to this one for you to try.
41Option 2: Open templateLineupNX stores common elements for a recurring show in template files. Select File > Open Layout… to display a list of your templates.LineupNX comes with a set of sample templates for you to start with. They may be modified or you may create your own from scratch.A template is the base for a new rundown. From the menu we will select CBS Evening News
42Option 2: Open templateTo make this into a new rundown, select File > Save Format / Layout and then click “Save as a new rundown”Next select the air day for the show from the drop down box and click OKAll items in the template are common for each edition of the show you produce. For example the name of the show, the running time, the number and times of commercial breaks, etc. Block boundaries are indicated in black.
43Option 3: Create template To create a new template or a standalone rundown, click on the New icon on the tool bar or select File > New Lineup or Layout.This starts the process. First you set the basic show details such as the name, the regular On Air and running times. If you select to save as a layout, a new template is loaded into the rundown work area.You can now add items to the template. Each block starts with a letter or number followed by 00. These are usually commercials or promo breaks.
44Adding to the rundownWhen you build a rundown you add information as it is available. Reserve a slot for the item by assigning a position and a slug.LineupNX will assign page numbers automatically
45Drop items from a rundown The Desk (Editor) can drop items from a rundown at any time and hold them for later use.Dropped items can always be recovered later. LineupNX keeps a clipboard of dropped items for each day of the week and for baggers, outlooks, personal rundowns or any folder in which you choose to store rundown information.Dropping is not the same as deleting. A deleted item cannot be reinserted into a rundown. LineupNX provides a separate delete button on the toolbar
46Recover dropped itemsYou can recover any item that has been dropped from a lineup and insert it back into the lineup or into the lineup of another show. LineupNX keeps separate clipboards in each folder containing rundown information for dropped items. One for each day of the week and one each for outlooks, baggers, personal files and so on.
47Keeping notesEach item can have a set of detailed notes attached to it. This could be contact information, background material, event schedule details and so on.You can paste information from s, from web-sites and other sources, even keep shot lists and field notesThe first paragraph of the note attached to an item can also be used in the outlook for the show
48Keeping dataEvery item in a LineupNX rundown can have a complete spreadsheet workbook attached. LineupNX will use the spreadsheet that matches your word processor.Word (.doc)Excel (.xls)Word (.docx)Excel (.xlsx)Open Office WriterOpen office calcWordPerfectQuattro ProWe ship LineupNX with template files in each format that you can use or modify
49Connect itemsLineupNX lets you link items (notes, intros and spreadsheets) that have been written or created offline to the slugs assigned by the desk.You can also use drag and drop on the item’s data record in the rundown to link files
50Production Assistants Newsroom and Control Room PA
51Production Assistants Can update item information in a rundown but cannot change the slug or the running order and cannot add new items or delete itemsCan use the control room stop-watch and clock featuresCan use and preview the teleprompter copy display
52Outlooks and future files LineupNX supports a full newsroom workflow from future file to airYou can use our Future File template or create your ownLineupNX can prepare outlooks with varying degrees of detail
53Mark items for reuseOften you will want to use an item in several programsFor example the same item might appear in both the supper news and the late newsThese items can be marked and then retrieved
54Adding marked itemsTo insert any items marked from another show use Edit > Merge items marked for retrievalThis menu item will be grayed-out if no items have been markedAll copy, intros, notes and spreadsheets for the items will be available in the new rundownIf, after importing, you want to write new copy, just edit the slug
55Modifying item infoAs more information about an item becomes available, both the Editor and Production Assistants can update the record.PAs cannot change slug or position.
56Modifying show infoSometimes it is necessary to change, on a one-time basis, running details about a particular edition of a show.For example if a prior, live event runs late, the air time might change. The running time might also change.By adjusting Show Details, LineupNX will recalculate back- and front-times and light/heavy status immediately.
57Copy writers and copy editors ReportersCopy writers and copy editors
58Reporters/WritersCan write and edit scripts, prompter copy and notes for items in a rundown – both their own and those of colleaguesCan read and copy from RSS feeds into storiesThey cannot change RSS feeds or change slugs or running order in the rundown
59Writing package scripts LineupNX can launch your preferred word processor directly for voice-over scripts and packages.The word processor (WordPad, WordPerfect, Open Office Writer or MS Word) is set by the Executive Producer / Administrator in LineupNX Preferences and OptionsLineupNX manages file names and locations so you don’t have to
60Writing package scripts A reporter can also write a package script offline and then drag it onto the item data record for that item.LineupNX will then rename and move the document into the rundownIf a reporter is using a personal rundown to create copy and package scripts, LineupNX will move all the associated files and attach them to the show rundown in a single move.
61Writing package scripts Here we have selected an item from the rundown and asked LineupNX to create the MS Word document
62Prompter copy editorPut cursor over an item that needs intro or announcer copy and press [Shift]F2 or select Edit > Intro/Prompter ScriptFor a new intro answer “Yes”
63Prompter copy editorA two column editor lets you write prompter copy in the right column and directions in the left
64Prompter copy editorAlign columns using the line count at the bottom of the screenSwitch columns with the [Tab] keyIf you forget to save, LineupNX will do it for you
65Prompter copy editor [Ctrl]U converts to upper case Tools > Time script gives an approximate read time for the intro and enters it into the rundown
66Print options for scripts A reporter can print her/his intro from the Intro Editor screenEditors and PAs can print from the rundown either individually, by block or the entire show in running order
68TechnicalThis view is reserved specifically for the teleprompter operatorCan operate the prompterStop, start and cueSpeed controls (Pg Up/Dn for coarse, Up/Dn for fine adjustments or mouse wheel and buttons)Reload the prompter when running order changes
69TeleprompterOptions to send just one script, an entire block, the whole show, or the whole show from a specific page to the teleprompter
70TeleprompterThe teleprompter can run individual items, a block of the show, the entire show.It can pick up from any place in the show rundown.Rundown changes are automatically communicated to the prompter but it can also be updated by hand
71To the control room Lock page numbers Split copy Release to control room
72The splitOnce the show is set, rundowns and copy can be printed for presenters, directors, producers and production assistantsTraditionally this is called the split, referring to multi-part paper that was split and collated in the final running order of the show before distribution
73The splitIn LineupNX the split is done by locking the page numbers (set automatically up to this point)Tools > Lock page numbersThe colors of the rundown changeWhen the show is ready for air, the Desk releases the rundown to the DirectorTools > Release to Control Room
75Director or Show PAHas control over the rundown only after it has been released by the DeskCan re-order the show, drop and update items
76On the airProduction assistants and Directors have a special set of displays to use when the show is on the air. They are like a sophisticated stopwatch, keeping track of the light/heavy status of the show, the time to the next event (key or super usually).If the running order of the show changes while on the air (say during a commercial break), the reload button adjusts for the changes.
77Really simple syndication Using RSSReally simple syndication
78Using RSSIf you are connected to the Internet and RSS has been enabled (Administrator function) you can add, delete and view RSS feeds from LineupNX.We provide a set of links to feeds but you can add your own. Simply click the orange RSS button on the tool bar.Give your feed a name and paste in the location (usually copied from the RSS information given on the web site providing the feed.
79Using RSSYou can also edit feed information or remove feeds from the list very easily.Remember that many RSS feeds are copyrighted and may not be rebroadcast or published without permission.Once you have some feeds, they can be accessed by clicking the down arrow to the immediate left of the RSS button on the tool bar.
81Using RSSOnce the item is displayed you can copy text to the clipboardTo return to the rundown screen just click the green “RSS” button on the tool barTo enter the text into a script, open the script and pasteRemember that copyright restrictions may apply
82After the show Archive all show materials Final rundownAll prompter copyAll voice-over script materialAll show notesAll associated spread sheetsAll material moved and saved in a zip file and originals may be deleted (option)
83Online helpLineupNX has a complete online help system and ships with a special tutorial guide book, setup instructions and user manualAs we add or enhance LineupNX features we issue update release notes
84And of course much more… Dual screen teleprompter supportRich Text File export for 3rd party promptersExport rundowns to Excel fileCreate RSS page for internetCreate video playlistsrundown to up to 100 peopleDrag digital video icon onto item to attachPreview video from rundown screen
85And of course much more… Cascading child rundownsLive-to-tape modeImport one rundown/lineup into anotherUse pre-defined Word, Open Office or WordPerfect templates for scriptsAll staff can contribute to Future Files – even from remote locations (via Dropbox)
86In conclusionFor more information about LineupNX or to request a quotation, please contact Baobab Productions by .